The OPDA’s Juvenile Division performs multiple functions from its base at the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center at 1100-B Milton Street.

The delinquency division represents the interests of crime victims and the state in criminal proceedings against juvenile offenders aged 17 or younger.

In many cases, youth offenders are accepted into the OPDA’s Juvenile Diversion program, where they are given the tools and opportunity to reform their behavior under supervision before a criminal record is imposed. Others, by virtue of the seriousness of their offenses or their status as a repeat offender, have their cases adjudicated in the Juvenile Court system, where consequences can include detention up to the defendant’s 21st birthday.

More information on the process of criminal prosecutions in juvenile court is available here.

The dependency division represents the interests of juvenile victims of neglect and abuse in child protection proceedings brought before the juvenile court. More information on the process of child protection and dependency proceedings is available here.

The Orleans Parish juvenile court operates weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., excluding court holidays.

1100-B Milton St.
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 566-1711

Office Location

  • Main Office
  • 619 South White Street
  • New Orleans LA 70119
  • (504) 822-2414